Guide to Napa Valley

Discover the best of this spectacular California wine region with our innovative app for iPad. Make the most of your travels with our editors‘ picks for the top places to stay, dine, taste and visit. Consult the interactive map to get a sense of place for each recommended destination. Learn more about Napa Valley with Wine Spectator‘s rich articles, beautiful photographs, food-matching tips and reviews of hundreds of Napa‘s greatest wines.


Find the hotels, restaurants, wineries and attractions that suit your interests and budget. Wine Spectator‘s California editors reviewed every venue included to ensure that they deliver the quality our readers expect. The convenient lists for each category can be quickly filtered by location, price range or other criteria. It‘s easy to plan your perfect itinerary!

A Napa Valley Primer

Get to know Napa Valley and its star player, Cabernet Sauvignon, with in-depth articles on the region‘s history, geography, appellations and wines. Stunning photos give you a unique view of the places that produce your favorite wines. Pop-up definitions quickly explain complex wine terms, and top chefs provide perfect recipe pairings for Cabernet.

440+ Top-Scoring Wines

You‘ll enjoy special access to Wine Spectator reviews spotlighting the most impressive wines and most important producers across Napa‘s appellations. Our editors selected 280 diverse Cabernets from recent vintages—plus Chardonnays, Merlots, Sauvignon Blancs and Zinfandels—that you can filter and sort by score, price and vintage.